Sketch of Public Policy Communion, September 2023
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The September Archilife Public Policy Communion of 2023 was held on September 17, 2023. After a series of relaxing and fun activities, Secretary General Huang Chin-ying made the following announcement, "According to U.S. Secretary of State Blinken, due to China and Russia's threats to the global social order, the post-Cold War era has come to an end and a new era of authoritarian competition has begun. In contrast to China's current economic, political, and national defense crises, the United States and Vietnam recently elevated their relationship to the status of comprehensive strategic partners. Therefore, the current situation in Taiwan is stable, but future developments in the China-U.S. relationship will continue to be monitored. Additionally, TSMC's factory setup in United States falls short of expectations; in contrast, the construction of the factory in Japan, is progressing considerably more smoothly. Therefore, cultural differences must also be considered when making any decisions. In contrast, while the AI issue continues to garner attention, unscrupulous individuals use AI to create deepfakes in order to commit fraud or disseminate false information. Everyone is urged to exercise extreme caution. I am pleased that members of Archilife have attained prominence in a variety of fields, and I encourage everyone to remain steadfast in their positions and contribute to Taiwan's future."
Next on the schedule was the keynote speech. First, Mr. Wang Wen-an presented a speech on the "Seeking a New Link to Campus Aesthetics". The speaker began by explaining the "Plan for Reconstruction of Campus Aesthetics for Schools Below Senior High School Level", creating campuses that consider the natural environment, local culture, school requirements, and overall aesthetics. During the process of creating a campus space, schools actively seek out opportunities for faculty and students to participate in the process. This participation can be categorized into three phases. During the early stage, teachers and students jointly engage in exploration and discovery; during the middle stage, objects essential for creating environment construction are created; during the late stage, opportunities for shared use are created for everyone. The speaker described the circumstances at Daushiang Primary School in Hualien County, Dacheng Elementary School in Nantou County, AnHer Junior High School in Taichung City, and Xiliao Primary School in Kaohsiung City. Through the educational platform, aesthetic school bases have been established, allowing teachers and students to perceive the inspiration of aesthetics and transforming aesthetics into a way of thinking for the general population.
Next, Ms. Yen Hsiu-hui spoke on "Concern for Chemicals Management". As a result of concern about the effects of chemicals, the speaker initially introduced the creation of the "National Chemical Substance Management Board" via legislation. Through the operations of the board, cross-departmental chemical substance risk assessments and management measures can be enhanced. The identification of toxic substances is based on international conventions and scientific data, which are regulated after their announcement. However, chemical substances that are not classified as toxic, such as ammonium nitrate, laughing gas, and lead, can cause social unrest and harm if they are not managed. Therefore, the government regulates chemical substances based on factors such as livelihood, food safety, and explosive potential. The speaker recommends that everyone visit the Community Rights to be Informed section on the website of the Chemicals Administration Ministry of Environment to view and search for public information on chemical substances. To protect one's own life and safety, one must acquire more knowledge.
Next, Mr. Chen Yuan-hung spoke on "Identification of Hazards and Restoration Techniques". The speaker discussed the identification of common hazards and earthquake resistance. First, in fires, the impacts can be determined based on the appearance of building concrete after fires; gas explosions can be used to measure if there is deflection and deformation; slope sliding can be used to observe the displacement of peripheral buildings; high chloride ions typically contribute to rust and collapse; water leakage can be concealed in the cracks of renovation; and earthquakes frequently cause cracks and uneven subsidence. The speaker also mentioned that Kee Tai's recent Dazhi construction-related misconduct led to the collapse and tilting of neighboring houses. In order to maintain the safety of the general public, construction units must pay closer attention to construction methods.
After the speech, Secretary General Huang Chin-ying presented a gift to the speakers on behalf of the foundation. Then, attendees expressed and exchanged their opinions and views during the piggy hour. The September Archilife Public Policy Communion ended smoothly.